Astronomy Specialist

OPTOLONG H-ALPHA FILTERS

 

The Optolong H-Alpha narrowband filters boost the contrast of emission nebulae and supernova remnants for professional results, even under a bright sky affected by light pollution. This filter is used in combination with the OIII and SII filter to compose a narrowband colour image.

The 7nm band pass is only 2% of the entire visible spectrum, increasing the signal to noise ratio and delivering high contrast images and extremely dark backgrounds.

The maximum transmission of the Hydrogen Alpha line (656.3 nm) is above 80% and the transmission off band is only 0.1%. This is a value often undisclosed by other filter producers and it is critical to darken the sky background and minimise the halos around the stars. 

The filter cuts off the ultraviolet and infrared light so there is no need to use the IR-cut filter.

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